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Fort Payne Adult Outpatient Program

100 7th St. N.E.
Fort Payne, AL 35967

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Fort Payne Adult Outpatient Program provides intensive outpatient services for male and female adults (ages 18 and over) who are suffering from chemical abuse or dependence. The program is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. The treatment team ensures that treatment is comprehensive and thorough. Individualized treatment plans, combined with small group therapy, provide a supportive environment where clients can practice new behaviors and learn new ways to relate to themselves and others.  All of the staff are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the treatment of substance abuse.

The goal of the adult intensive outpatient program is to fully support the client's ability to meet the day-to-day challenges of sobriety by effectively using recovery skills. Morning and evening programs are available and include nine to twelve weeks of comprehensive professional support and treatment.  Following completion of treatment at this level, clients enter a six to nine month aftercare group that meets once a week.

ASAM Level II.1):

Intensive outpatient treatment is provided to clients who require a primary, organized treatment program and who are able to establish abstinence and recovery within the context of their usual environment and daily activities. This level of care is normally offered in the evening to facilitate a client’s ability to maintain usual daily activity, but may also be offered during the day. The Bridge’s intensive outpatient treatment programs offer a minimum of nine hours of treatment per week.  The length of stay is determined by the client’s condition and functioning.  The program makes clients aware of emergency services that are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week when the program is not in session.

Admission criteria: Before an intensive outpatient treatment program may admit a client, the client must:

  1. Meet diagnostic criteria for a substance-related disorder of the current DSM; and
  2. Meet admission criteria for ASAM level 2.1 outpatient treatment in all six ASAM dimensions and at least two of the following:
  • The client has few or no symptoms of withdrawal and presents only stable physical or psychiatric conditions.
  • The client expresses willingness, even through coercion, to attend all scheduled events.
  • The client has an environment supportive of recovery efforts or is able to be supplied with alternative supportive housing.
Services: The program provides a combination of the following services as deemed appropriate by an assessment and treatment plan:
  1. Individual and group therapy.
  2. Medical and nursing services.
  3. A system for consultation or referral for identified treatment needs if such services are not available in the program. Referral includes close coordination of such services by the program and an effort to arrange needed medical or psychiatric services by telephone within twenty-four hours of the need being identified, and in-person services within a time-frame appropriate to the issue and its severity.
  4. Family treatment services.
  5. Educational and informational programming adaptable to the client’s developmental status  and individual needs.

For more information, contact us at:
Email: FtPayneAdultOP@bridgeinc.org
Phone: (256) 845-7767


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